Thanks to new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the College of Public Health’s Saffran Conference continues its tradition this month as a unique opportunity for professionals and students from around the world to discuss topics related to the cognitive neuroscience of communication disorders.
Founded in 2005, the conference is an annual two-day program hosted by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. This year’s event takes place on Sept. 15 and 16.
When Roger Ideishi sent his graduate students into the Philadelphia community more than a decade ago to identify areas of need, they found a huge gap in access for families of children with disabilities.
It goes without saying that riding a bicycle is good exercise, and research today suggests it’s also beneficial for a person’s mental health. Now, two researchers from the Therapeutic Recreation program in the College of Public Health are taking that idea for a ride, and opening a new path for people who don't often get to travel on two wheels.
Three junior researchers at the college were awarded grants for their upcoming athletics research projects.
Caitlin LaGrotte, a postdoctoral fellow working at the College of Public Health’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), received a one-year, $5,000 grant from the American Athletic Conference. The award funds her research on the relationship between psychosocial functioning (such as time demands and eating and sleeping behaviors) on academic and athletic performance in Temple University student athletes.
Every year, Temple University hosts Speak Now, a one-week summer camp for children and teens who stutter. The camp is run by graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Public Health's Communication Sciences and Disorders program who are training to become speech-language pathologists.
Check out our video from this year's Speak Now camp:
Temple University’s College of Public Health has been awarded a grant by the American Cancer Society as part of the university’s inclusion in the society’s Tobacco-Free Campus Generation Initiative—an initiative that provides grants to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of smoke- and tobacco-free policies on college and university campuses. Temple is now one of 64 universities nationwide working toward the goal of a 100% tobacco-free campus.
Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be identified in children as young as 18 months, the median ages for diagnosis are 48 months for autism and 75 months for Asperger syndrome. That time gap can make a big difference.